Welcome to Salem United Church of Christ
Living Out God's Love
We are an open and affirming congregation, and our mission is to witness to the word and work of Jesus so all people may know the welcome of God, worship with joy, grow as disciples, live as servants, and enjoy the strength of Christian fellowship.
9:00AM Sunday School
Our office is open in the mornings on weekdays.
SALEM WEEKLY NEWS
For March 27, 2020
A worship service for March 29 will be uploaded to our website in the coming days. You should be able to find it under the “worship” tab at salemchurchverona.org. Thank you to Kevin Booth for making the recording and to Jon Pundt for uploading it to our site. In the sermon this week, I use Isaiah 40 as a template for the kind of message we can be taking to the world today. Worship materials are attached to this mailing and are also uploaded on the website.
Worship is essential to the life of the church and to the lives of our church’s people. We are continuing our practice of recording simple worship services in our sanctuary to be uploaded on the computer and broadcast over the local cable channel, VHAT-98. We are maintaining a safe protocol while producing these recordings. There are but two of us in our building at the time, and we keep a safe distance from each other, one in the chancel at the pulpit and the other in the loft at the camera and audio controls. Dawn Lingard is providing music for these services, but she is offering pieces she has pre-recorded at home and is not in the building at the time the video is made. We are grateful for Dawn’s ability to participate in this way, continuing to lead us in worship with her gift of music
Kathy Hauser and others are keeping our Facebook page updated. Be sure to like us on Facebook and to look there for some of the newest information.
I have been taking some time each day to make a few phone calls, especially to persons who do not have the Internet or for whom I do not have an email address. The purpose of these calls is simply to check in with those we normally see in church on a Sunday. If I haven’t reached you yet, sit by your phone, for I will be calling, hopefully not before too long.
I know others have been making phone calls, too. The church is grateful for the ways you are keeping contact with each other, and we want to encourage as much of that as we can. Do pass along prayer requests or other concerns as you may learn of them.
Efforts are underway to keep our Sunday School active during this disruption. Watch for materials both online and in print.
Sarah Pundt is conducting an Adult Class via Zoom, which is a way of having an online discussion. The curriculum the Adult Class had been pursuing is suspended for now, and Sarah is gathering material on the theme of Wilderness. If you would like to participate in this class, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUTH KAHOOT GAME NIGHT
Our first Safer at Home Game Night, will be Friday, March 27th at 7pm via Zoom. RSVP to Janet by Noon Friday. Next week's Safer at Home Game Night is Hogwarts Escape Room. Watch your email.
ANOTHER NOTE FROM JANET
Janet Dahl, Director of Youth Ministry and Director of Salem's Vocal Choirs, is offering several opportunities to stay connected and grow your faith. Check out the April Newsletter for these offerings. An important note is that you will need to respond to Janet at email@example.com to get connected.
Whether you are looking to renew your relationship with God or just find friends to support you through good times and bad, Salem offers regular services, fellowship, outreach, community service, potluck programs, and musical groups to keep you coming back.